In the Know: September 26, 2014

“I have loved the Department of Justice ever since, as a young boy, I watched Robert Kennedy prove during the civil rights movement how the department can — and must — always be a force for that which is right.” Attorney General Eric Holder, as he resigned from his post. President Obama called his departure “bittersweet.”

Nation
“I’m truly sorry for the loss of your son.” Police Chief Thomas Jackson in a video apology Thursday to Michael Brown’s parents and peaceful protesters.

World leaders gathered in New York this week for the United Nations General Assembly. Lots of talk. We’ll see about action.

The Navajo Nation is set to receive $554 million from the federal government over mismanagement of tribal resources in the largest settlement of its kind.

Think climate change is destroying the earth? You’re in good company. #floodwallstreet

World
We are still fighting ISIS. And the President reminded us that it’s the burden of the whole free world.

Also a threat? Khorasan.

Nine men arrested in London under suspect of terror offenses.

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani addressed the UN in an appeal against extremists saying, “Terror has become globalized. Extremists of the world have found each other and have put out the call: Extremists of the world unite. But are we united against the extremists?’’

Politics
Attorney General Eric Holder is out. He served as head of the Justice Department for six years and was the first African American to do so.

Business
Need a stock market refresher? It’s been an exciting few weeks in the financial markets.

Health
“In an era when regional crises can quickly become global threats, stopping Ebola is in the interests of the entire world.” The President urged members of the United Nations to step up their game against the epidemic.

A new study finds that to reduce your risk of breast cancer, waist size matters.

Women’s Affairs
A female human rights lawyer in the northern city of Mosul was executed sparking international outrage.

Maj. Mariam Al Mansouri became the first female in the United Arab Emirates Air Force in 2007. And now she will be among the troops leading airstrikes against ISIS.

Misty Copeland is the first the first African American ballerina in two decades to be a soloist at the American Ballet Theatre. She inspired us even more after watching this interview.

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